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Main Title Exotic/Invasive Species Control Manual for Mangrove Forest Areas.
CORP Author Lewis Environmental Services, Inc., Tampa, FL.;Tampa Bay National Estuary Program, St. Petersburg, FL.;Department of Environmental Management, Clearwater, FL.
Publisher 10 Nov 95
Year Published 1995
Report Number CE004921-91; TBNEP-05-95;
Stock Number PB97-134910
Additional Subjects Mangrove swamps ; Herbicides ; Weed control ; Vegetation ; Plant growth regulators ; Application methods ; Field tests ; Foliar ; Florida ; Manuals ; Exotic species ; Non-indigenous plants ; Invasive plants ; Brazilian pepper ; Use patterns ; Chemical control ; National Estuary Program
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB97-134910 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Exotic vegetation, especially Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius), poses a great economic and environmental threat to the state of Florida. Brazilian pepper, which is native to Brazil and Paraguay, was introduced into the United States in the 1890's as an ornamental landscaping shrub. Several types of control are being developed or are in use. The control of peppers through the use of insects (biological control) is currently being researched. Physical removal is practical when employed concurrently with herbicide treatment on large tracts of land where peppers have formed a monoculture. Physical control is the use of fire to control peppers. This method is useful only for seedlings, not for mature trees because of the ability of large individuals to resprout. The use of herbicides (chemical control) is most common and cost-effective method employed to date for the control of Brazilian peppers.